Two perish in early morning fires

Last Updated on Monday, 23 January 2017, 8:26 by Denis Chabrol

The fire at Diamond, East Bank Demerara in which 59-year old Takatur Singh died. (Facebook photo by Aj Screen).

Two persons early Monday morning died in two separate fires on the East Bank Demerara, residents and police sources said.

The fire at Kaneville Housing Scheme, Grove burnt to death seven month old Romain Seth and left 11 others homeless. The owner of that premises, Michelle Menezes, lived with her kids.

Across at 795 Third Avenue, Block X, Diamond, East Bank Demerara, 59-year old Takatur Singh also perished in a fire.

Investigators suspect that the fire at Kaneville was arson. The cause of the other blaze at Diamond was due to an unattended stove. A nearby resident said she heard a loud explosion and looked through her window when she saw the house ablaze.